I tried this out as a potential Thanskgiving recipe. I don’t think it’s happening for this, but these were interesting. It was my first time using Japanese sweet potatoes (found at the farmers market) which were a little starchier than I expected.
My sister got us a Japanese pickling class for my birthday. It was so fun! We made three different types of pickles in the class, and I’m listing all of these recipes here.
They had fresh lima beans at the market this week, and I stumbled on this recipe by chance. It worked out particularly well because I had just made something else with pumpkin seeds and had them on hand. I may try to adapt this to other vegetables (particularly thinking brussels sprouts would be a fun Thanksgiving side).
I saw this on Smitten Kitchen and immediately wanted to make it. I had to wait a couple of days, though, as we didn’t have dark brown sugar, haha.
I’ll confess that my first attempt at this didn’t really work – it was clumpy, and the pudding didn’t set. I checked out the comment section and made a couple of changes based on troubles others had had with the recipe – those changes are reflected here. We topped this with (mediocre) homemade whipped cream and some chocolate and butterscotch chips and brought it to a friend’s party.
I’ve really been enjoying tofu lately, and this dish was no exception. Beyond involving deep-frying, which is always inherently a mild hassle, this is quite easy. John and I both had seconds. From “Tokyo Cult Recipes”.
When in doubt, Just One Cookbook always seems to have the Japanese recipe I’m looking for. I picked up some matsutake mushrooms at the farmer’s market, and was googling around for typical ways to serve it. This rice dish seemed to be a classic preparation, and I trusted JOC would have a good version. John and I both really enjoyed this – you almost steam the mushrooms in the rice cooker, which is a neat preparation. We also used the leftovers to make John’s favorite chicken and rice dish (which might have been a trashy move but was delicious nonetheless).